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Mr. Obama, Our Immigration Enforcement Policy Perpetuates Racial Profiling

While watching Barack Obama's health care press conference last night, I wasn't surprised when he took a question regarding the arrest and subsequent media uproar surrounding his good friend, Henry
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Four Lessons from the Religious Right

This Seattle Times article on the current state of the Religious Right union
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Jimmy Carter's Stand on Women in Church Leadership

An autographed photo of Jimmy Carter sits on our piano. A friend of ours wrote to Carter and told him that he was one of our sons' favorite presidents, and would he please send them a signed photograph. When Keith gave our sons the Carter picture last Christmas, my 8-year-old actually teared up.
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Taking the Bible Seriously, but not Always Literally

Throughout history, individuals and institutions have cited the Bible to support injustices, such as "holy war" against infidels, the subjection of women, racism and slavery, and the abuse of homos
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Henry Louis Gates Jr. Arrested, Now Who Owes Whom an Apology?

The Cambridge Police Department arrested Harvard Professor Henry Louis Gates Jr. after Dr. Gates entered his own home and produced proof of his identity.
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Acedia and Vacation Bible School

Last week, less than 48 hours after there was a senseless homicide in our neighborhood, my family participated in a time-honored summer ritual: My husband and I took our 5-year-old son to Vacation
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Is National Health Care Hazardous to Your Health? Check the Facts

Various Web sites and e-mails are reporting that cancer survival rates are much higher in the U.S. than in various European countries.
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Wal-Mart's Big Green Claim, Part 2

[continued from part 1] ... Here is why I am not about to toss my kids into the car and dash out for cheap juice boxes:
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Holy Health Care!

Debates on our national system of providing health care are raging in political a
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